Three New England based Franchise Leaders discuss the Future of Franchising

Top Quote The State and Future of Franchising - A panel discussion featuring three New England-based franchise leaders-March 13 in Waltham, MA. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) February 20, 2012 - Waltham, MA -- "The State and Future of Franchising", a panel discussion featuring three New England-based franchise leaders, sponsored by the New England Franchise Association (NEFA) will be held at the Embassy Suites, 550 Winter Street, Waltham on Tuesday, March 13, 2012.

    The industry leaders include Sharon Diminico, Founder & CEO, The Learning Express; Scott Colabuono, CEO, Fantastic Sams; and Steve Rafsky, CEO, Padgett Business Services. Murray Vetstein of Source4 and a member of the Board of Directors of NEFA will moderate the discussion.

    Pre-luncheon networking begins at 11:30 a.m. and the luncheon session beginning at noon. The panel discussion runs from 1 - 2 p.m. The entire business community is urged to attend. Membership in the NEFA is NOT required. Reservations are required. Registration Fee is $60 per person and includes dinner. NEFA Members receive $10.00 off.

    "Franchising is going through a great deal of transition," noted Vetstein. He added, "From major shifts in lending practices to a vast number of new franchise concepts to shifting consumer buying patterns, the franchise community is working overtime to get a pulse of the next big trend. This panel discussion will reveal insights from leaders who are on the front lines of these changes."

    About NEFA

    The New England Franchise Association (NEFA) is the trade organization for franchisors and franchisees in the region, with over 150 members. The mission of NEFA is to bring franchise executives, franchisees and vendors together to share ideas for success.

    Franchising more than ever before, has an unprecedented opportunity to make a major positive impact on the future New England economy. A 2001-05 study conducted by PriceWaterhouseCoopers on behalf of the International Franchise Association (IFA) found that in New England over 875,000 jobs are a result of franchising, the total output is over 100 Billion dollars a year, and there are over 35,000 franchise establishments in the six New England States.

    To reserve your seats, please visit the New England Franchise Association via the organization's website or E-Mail info ( @ ) NEFranchise dot org dot

    Media Contact:
    Gail Duncan
    Wilco Area Times
    120 Nolan Dr.
    Georgetown, TX 78633
    wilcoareatimes ( @ ) gmail dot com

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